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The Meroitic empire: trade and cultural influences in an Indian ocean context
The Meroitic Empire was a powerful Kushite state in the Middle Nile region of the Sudan, lasting from the fourth century BCE to the fourth century CE. In the early phase from the ninth century BCE, the seat of power was ...
Networks and social cohesion in ancient Indian Ocean trade: geography, ethnicity, religion
(Cambridge University Press, 2013-10-02)
The Indian Ocean is famous for its well-documented Jewish and Islamic trading networks of the medieval and early modern periods. Social networks that eased the challenges of cross-cultural trade have a much longer history ...
Early Christianity in East Africa and Red Sea/Indian Ocean CommerceLes débuts du Christianisme en Afrique de l’est et le commerce de la mer Rouge et de l’Océan Indien
The ancient East African kingdom of Aksum gradually adopted Christianity from the early- to mid-fourth-century reign of Ezana onwards. The well-known narrative of the late Roman church-historian Rufinus relates a top-down ...